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Walking to Mordor -- Isengard to Minas Tirith


Miles travelled since last update: 5
Miles travelled so far: 181½ (1845½ from Bag End)
Miles still to go: 396½

Percentage complete: 31%

Point reached on journey:A second stream joins the first. The valley deepens and has pine-clad walls. We eat.




Where I really went...

A five mile walk around the local lanes which I did on Monday. It's not autumn yet, but there are intimations that the autumn will soon be upon us. The ivy is starting to flower, the blackberries are beginning to ripen and there are hazelnuts and beechnuts lying in the road.

You don't usually think of plants moving, but the wind was strong and these blackberries were thrashing around in the wind. Every so often, there would be a lull and I had to grab the chance to capture them.

Wild blackberries



I posted a photo of the cuckoo pint berries at the bottom of our back garden. Here are lots more in a hedgerow!

Cuckoo pint berries

Looking back the way I had come. It's very pleasant walking along these little back lanes. You hardly ever see a car.

Welsh lane

The furthest point on my walk, looking across the pasture at the hills at the eastern end of the Cadair Idris range.

Distant hills





And in other news my Dad continues to improve. The antibiotics must be kicking in and reducing the infection because my brother reported that Dad is much less confused today.

And in other other news, I am just about ready for Worldcon. I have just the last few items to pack before setting off tomorrow, but I have been through the programme and short-listed the items I like the look of. I've also topped up my Oyster card and checked how to get to where I need to go.

London, here I come! :)

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cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: August 13th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Half my f-list either seem to be in or are heading for London atm!

As you probably saw, I met up with a friend from Melbourne in town yesterday.

Have a great time.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: August 13th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fabulous photos! I love how soft and green your August is - everything's rather hard and parched here.

Glad to hear you Dad's so much better. Hope you have an excellent time in London.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: August 13th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the light in that first photo. Glad to hear your father's improving.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: August 14th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
So very glad about your dad! I hope that means you can enjoy the con, worry-free.
feodora From: feodora Date: August 14th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy to read that Your dad is more improving.

I have some blackberry bushes near by and where I walk with the shelter dogs, but the fruits are small this year so not much worth collecting for me this year
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